I've worked with them on my website in the past before. This is their grand reopening sale after suffering a horrible house fire. It's just a 2 man team handling all operations right now.I bought this drive a week ago at this price, along with a 6TB and 2x 10TB. I haven't receive them, it doesn't appear as if they've even shipped yet.
Well that was May 2019, they have since ceased ebay operations, probably around May 2020.
That sketched me out too when I came across it. For an SSD, if it's 92% wear remaining that would be fine. If they mean that 92% of reserved sectors still available, well, lets just say I have not had good experiences with drives after they started relocating sectors.I looked at these but this made it a no go for me -
"This SAS has been tested and have been SMART health tested 92% and higher"
SAS3 introduced a new bandwidth aggregation technology for hba/raid controllers and expanders, broadcom calls it databolt (not sure what the t10 name is, but it also works with microchip, formerly know as adaptec, controllers).As a rule of thumb - Things always connect at the slowest speed. Now I've had Sata, SAS2 and SAS3 all on the same IT 9211 and it worked in direct connect but I have no idea what speed each drive was talking to the other at.
I recommend using Hard Disk Sentinel, there is a linux binary you can find here.Note: I can't find a way to see POH on these guys from smartctl
We appreciate the support from everyone!At this point, I would definitely buy from them again.
I had ordered 4 when this was first posted, and received them not too long ago. It took a while for BitDeals to ship the order, but they said as much in the comments above so I was expecting that.Anyone received their orders from bitdeals.tech? placed my order on Feb 26th. Still not shipped yet. Emailed them for status, unanswered. Should I be worried?